Books I Read In 2011

A Listmania! list by Hank Kingsley "Hey Now" (McKinney, TX)
 
The Quants: How a New Breed of Math Whizzes Conquered Wall Street and Nearly Destroyed It
1.  The Quants: How a New Breed of Math Whizzes Conquered Wall Street and Nearly Destroyed It by Scott Patterson
The list author says:
  "Entertaining and informative."
$12.89   Used & New from: $0.88
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (173 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't
2.  Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't by Jim Collins
The list author says:
  "This is a well known business book, and I can see why, it's very good."
$16.33   Used & New from: $1.83
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,711 customer reviews) | 9 customer discussions

Oedipus Rex - Literary Touchstone Edition
3.  Oedipus Rex - Literary Touchstone Edition by Sophocles
$3.49   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)

The Bedwetter CD: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee
4.  The Bedwetter CD: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee by Sarah Silverman
The list author says:
  "This was awesome but of course I'm sure your opinion has already been formed.  If you're into her, you'll enjoy this."
Used & New from: $33.87
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (444 customer reviews)

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Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life (Audio CD)
5.  Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life (Audio CD) by Steve Martin
The list author says:
  "This was fantastic. I've always been a huge fan, and to hear about his early days struggling to make it...and a very long time it was...was just entertaining, fascinating, and inspiring."
Used & New from: $4.00
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (802 customer reviews)

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Outliers: The Story of Success
6.  Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
The list author says:
  "Fascinating stuff."
$28.06   Used & New from: $16.75
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,615 customer reviews)

How to Win Friends & Influence People
7.  How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
The list author says:
  "I had no idea it was published so long ago. It's all common sense stuff but not something most people willfully think about, although they should. If everyone followed this advice, many people would be much happier."
Used & New from: $11.64
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,427 customer reviews)

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Investing in One Lesson
8.  Investing in One Lesson by Mark Skousen
The list author says:
  "This was a great primer to the basic ins and outs of investing."
$24.26   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

Losing My Virginity
9.  Losing My Virginity by Richard Branson
The list author says:
  "This was fantastic! You can't help but admire what Branson has accomplished in his life and this book only covers the first 40 or so years. Seeing how a multi-billion dollar company started as a little music mailorder business is as surprising as it is inspiring."
Used & New from: $14.47
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (362 customer reviews)

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The One Minute Entrepreneur: The Secret to Creating and Sustaining a Successful Business
10.  The One Minute Entrepreneur: The Secret to Creating and Sustaining a Successful Business by Ken Blanchard
The list author says:
  "This wasn't the greatest, but at least it was short. It's a very basic story of a couple that starts a business and the issue they face, told so simplistically, almost like a children's story. There certainly was no "secret", only common sense."
$16.38   Used & New from: $0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

How an Economy Grows and Why It Crashes
11.  How an Economy Grows and Why It Crashes by Peter D. Schiff
The list author says:
  "This was pretty good for the basics of how an economy...eh, read the title. It's told through the example of an island who start an economy using fish. It's certainly not for professionals, but for students or someone that's interested in the basics of economics, then it's worth your time."
$15.87   Used & New from: $5.52
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (317 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

By Olivia Munn: Suck It, Wonder Woman!: The Misadventures of a Hollywood Geek [Audiobook]
12.  By Olivia Munn: Suck It, Wonder Woman!: The Misadventures of a Hollywood Geek [Audiobook] by -Macmillan Audio-
The list author says:
  "There's a few interesting stories, and a lot of tidbits to help reassure us, and pander to her fanbase, that she's really just a geek, but I was hoping for more of a regular autobiographical book instead of it being just a quick book to put out to capitalize on her recent uptick of celebrity."
Used & New from: $12.38

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The Futures: The Rise of the Speculator and the Origins of the World's Biggest Markets
13.  The Futures: The Rise of the Speculator and the Origins of the World's Biggest Markets by Emily Lambert
The list author says:
  "This was a great history of the Merc."
$17.95
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

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The Big Three in Economics: Adam Smith, Karl Marx, and John Maynard Keynes
14.  The Big Three in Economics: Adam Smith, Karl Marx, and John Maynard Keynes by Mark Skousen
The list author says:
  "This was a really interestingly written history of modern economics. Very educational."
$26.37   Used & New from: $18.40
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

By Malcolm Gladwell: What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures [Audiobook]
15.  By Malcolm Gladwell: What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures [Audiobook] by Malcolm Gladwell
The list author says:
  "This was a collection of pretty good stories from Gladwell. He's a wonderful storyteller, which make it all the more interesting."
Used & New from: $11.05
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (565 customer reviews)

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The Men Who Would Be King: An Almost Epic Tale of Moguls, Movies, and a Company Called DreamWorks
16.  The Men Who Would Be King: An Almost Epic Tale of Moguls, Movies, and a Company Called DreamWorks by Nicole LaPorte
The list author says:
  "This was an interesting account of the rise and fall of Dreamworks. If the business interests you, it's worth the time."
$9.99
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)

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Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way
17.  Make Love the Bruce Campbell Way by Bruce Campbell
The list author says:
  "This was fun, but I didn't really want fictional Bruce Campbell stories. His last book, a real autobiography, was awesome."
$7.99
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (111 customer reviews)

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Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
18.  Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
The list author says:
  "I can see the value and importance, but I found this tedious and boring."
$14.95   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,050 customer reviews)

Outrageous Fortunes: The Twelve Surprising Trends That Will Reshape the Global Economy
19.  Outrageous Fortunes: The Twelve Surprising Trends That Will Reshape the Global Economy by Daniel Altman
The list author says:
  "This was awesome. Super interesting. Loved it!"
$25.00   Used & New from: $0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Bossypants
20.  Bossypants by Tina Fey
The list author says:
  "Tina's great and so is this book."
$17.45   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3,564 customer reviews) | 7 customer discussions

The Awakening
21.  The Awakening by Kate Chopin
The list author says:
  "Another lit class read. Not a huge fan."
$7.12   Used & New from: $0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (514 customer reviews)

Warren Buffett's Management Secrets: Proven Tools for Personal and Business Success
22.  Warren Buffett's Management Secrets: Proven Tools for Personal and Business Success by Mary Buffett
The list author says:
  "This is really good. Nothing new if you've read other Buffett books, but a quick and concise lesson on proven business tactics."
$22.14   Used & New from: $0.01
2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Aftershock: The Next Economy and America's Future
23.  Aftershock: The Next Economy and America's Future by Robert B. Reich
Used & New from: $0.54
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (266 customer reviews)

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The End of Wall Street
24.  The End of Wall Street by Roger Lowenstein
The list author says:
  "This was pretty good, albeit a little long. A good account of the events leading up to and the handling of the 2008 crash."
Used & New from: $1.59
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)

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Big Picture MBA: What Every Business School Graduate Knows
25.  Big Picture MBA: What Every Business School Graduate Knows by Prof. Peter Navarro
$34.95

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Liar's Poker (Norton Paperback)
26.  Liar's Poker (Norton Paperback) by Michael Lewis
$8.71   Used & New from: $1.88
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (691 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

On the Road (Penguin Classics)
27.  On the Road (Penguin Classics) by Scott Donaldson
$12.90   Used & New from: $0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,241 customer reviews)

The Steve Jobs Way: iLeadership for a New Generation
28.  The Steve Jobs Way: iLeadership for a New Generation by William L. Simon
The list author says:
  "There is much written about Steve Jobs but this was a good account of someone who worked with him and an inside look at how Jobs ran his business."
$2.25   Used & New from: $0.01
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)

The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
29.  The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis
The list author says:
  "Another account of the Great Recession, but this tells of how some people made a ton of money while everyone else was losing."
$10.38   Used & New from: $0.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,494 customer reviews) | 17 customer discussions

The Idea Hunter: How to Find the Best Ideas and Make them Happen
30.  The Idea Hunter: How to Find the Best Ideas and Make them Happen by Andy Boynton
$19.57   Used & New from: $1.58
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

Moneyball
31.  Moneyball by Michael Lewis
The list author says:
  "Pretty interesting tale. I have no idea how they turned this into a movie, but will now have to see it."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,137 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World
32.  Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World by Michael Lewis
$18.06   Used & New from: $0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (587 customer reviews)

The Great Stagnation: How America Ate All the Low-Hanging Fruit of Modern History, Got Sick, and Will( Eventually) Feel Better
33.  The Great Stagnation: How America Ate All the Low-Hanging Fruit of Modern History, Got Sick, and Will( Eventually) Feel Better by Tyler Cowen
The list author says:
  "I really enjoyed this one."
$12.30   Used & New from: $0.01
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)

I'm Feeling Lucky: The Confessions of Google Employee Number 59
34.  I'm Feeling Lucky: The Confessions of Google Employee Number 59 by Douglas Edwards
The list author says:
  "This was pretty good. It's a history of the beginnings of Google and Edwards role in the marketing of the company."
$27.00   Used & New from: $0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (113 customer reviews)

Crisis Economics: A Crash Course in the Future of Finance
35.  Crisis Economics: A Crash Course in the Future of Finance by Nouriel Roubini
Used & New from: $1.62
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (110 customer reviews)

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Dynasties: Fortunes and Misfortunes of the World's Great Family Businesses
36.  Dynasties: Fortunes and Misfortunes of the World's Great Family Businesses by David S. Landes
The list author says:
  "This was pretty cool. Learned a lot about a number of interesting business dynasties."
Used & New from: $1.59
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet
37.  Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet by Jeffrey Sachs
The list author says:
  "I enjoyed this a lot!"
Used & New from: $2.06
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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